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Sep 2, 2015
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Verbs

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descry

descry
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descry

PRONUNCIATION:
(di-SKRY)

MEANING:
verb tr.:
1. To catch sight of.
2. To discover or detect.

ETYMOLOGY:
From Old French descrier (to cry out), from crier (to cry), from Latin critare, from quiritare (to cry out). Earliest documented use: before 1400. A shortening of the word descry resulted in scry.

USAGE:
“And as for the view of seven states, that turned out to be hogwash; you can descry only three from Lookout Mountain.”
Will Self; On Location; New Statesman (London, UK); Aug 22, 2014.

See more usage examples of descry in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:
Progressive societies outgrow institutions as children outgrow clothes. -Henry George, economist, journalist, philosopher (2 Sep 1839-1897)

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